With four months already done and dusted in 2017, many are evaluating their year’s goals, sizing what they have achieved and what goals they are yet to met. The first quarter of the year is almost over and days seem to be getting longer. How does one remain productive despite the fatigue and distractions that come from life?
Here are a few tips to make the best of every day.
By Keith Norris
Why you aren’t achieving your goals… and what you can do about it.
Few people will argue the idea that goal setting is good. But if goals are so good, why don’t we do them more often? The truth is, while most of us have been trained to set goals — most of us have not been trained to achieve goals.
As CEO of PlanPlus Online, I’ve spent a fair amount of time examining the most effective goal setting methods and, as a result, has developed some insights on goal planning, goal setting, and goal getting.
Berkeley County resident Cathy Cole looks like the picture of perfect health. Slender with a vibrant smile she easily hides two significant risk factors for chronic disease: stress and a sedentary lifestyle. To turn these risk factors into motivation for a healthier lifestyle, Cole, who’s in her mid-50s, started taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle as part of her New Year’s resolution. Read more
A New Year’s resolution according to Wikipedia, is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice for someone. Read more
At the close of each year, some of us subconsciously give up on our remaining goals because we think there’s simply no time left. Then, the following year we get sucked into the “New Year, new me” vacuum. We set goals, tell all our friends this will be the year we stick to our goals and they will come to fruition come hell or high water. Like clockwork, by February or March, we decide to throw in the towel and hope no one remembers our grand proclamations. Here are some tips to keep you motivated throughout the year and propel you to greatness. Read more
By Gene Donohue
The car is packed and you’re ready to go, your first ever cross-country trip. From the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the rolling hills of San Francisco, you’re going to see it all.
You put the car in gear and off you go. First stop, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
A little while into the trip you need to check the map because you’ve reached an intersection you’re not familiar with. You panic for a moment because you realize you’ve forgotten your map.
But you say the heck with it because you know where you’re going. You take a right, change the radio station and keep on going. Unfortunately, you never reach your destination. Read more
Keeping your goal time bound will prompt you to maintain a sense of purpose and urgency when it comes to your overall progress.
It’s quite likely that you work between fifty and seventy hours a week (perhaps even more), and are at least partially motivated by money - especially if you’ve got a family to support!
But if you were to scrape a level deeper and ask yourself - “why do I strive to earn?” the answer would most likely be “in order to achieve one or more Financial Goals for myself and my family”. These goals could range from fulfilling your Child’s Education expenses or buying a house, to the more mundane but instantly gratifying car purchases or family holidays. Read more
By Terry Daley
Unfortunately summer will soon be coming to an end. But the approach of fall is a time to think about what sort of routine you will “fall” back into. Why not take this opportunity to discover a whole new routine?
In order to succeed in sticking to a new routine or lifestyle habit, you should set yourself a goal to which you can be accountable. Make sure your goal is SMART: S-specific, M-measurable, A-action-oriented, R-realistic and T-timely. Read more
Goal-setting is the secret of champions, from Olympic athletes to business tycoons, but one commonly used planning strategy maybe set you back more than you know, according to a new study. Read more
By Brad Paul
Those who succeed in achieving their dreams always have one common characteristic. They never give up. This isn’t an attitude that they develop toward the end, it’s a mindset that they establish from the beginning and nurture throughout the process.
Here’s are 18 ways to never give up on your goals and dreams. Read more